Food Facility Registration Reminder – From Cotton’s Week

From the National Cotton Council:

Food Facility Registration Underway

Food facilities, including cotton gins and cottonseed storage facilities, are required to register with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to renew their food facility registrations this year. Those facilities must register between October 1 and December 31 of this year.

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) amended the food facility registration requirements to include gins and cottonseed storage facilities, which must renew their registrations with FDA every other year during that October 1-December 31 time period.

The registration requirements apply to domestic and foreign food facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for human or animal consumption in the United States. More information is at